Confused about Macrium Reflect


  1. Posts : 89
    windows 10
       #1

    Confused about Macrium Reflect


    3-17-2020

    stats: Windows 10 pro 64-bit,
    Macrium Reflect

    Confused by the main screen "RESTORE" and the
    external cd "Macrium Reflect Rescue Media ISO".
    If your HD fails then the main screen "RESTORE"
    is worthless.
    Please tell me why I would ever want to use the
    Main Screen RESTORE?
    The ISO disk should be able to boot and restore
    Windows 10 with out all the confusion.
    Please help.
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  2. f14tomcat's Avatar
    Posts : 52,989
    Multi-boot Windows 10 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #2

    jps99 said:
    3-17-2020

    stats: Windows 10 pro 64-bit,
    Macrium Reflect

    Confused by the main screen "RESTORE" and the
    external cd "Macrium Reflect Rescue Media ISO".
    If your HD fails then the main screen "RESTORE"
    is worthless.
    Please tell me why I would ever want to use the
    Main Screen RESTORE?
    The ISO disk should be able to boot and restore
    Windows 10 with out all the confusion.
    Please help.
    The Restore tab and function is there to allow a previous image to be restored for reason other than just HDD failure. You may want to revert to yesterday's or last week's image because of a bad update or other user or system errors. You can also easily delete old saved images thru Restore tab. Of course if the drive fails or you cannot boot to OS, you would revert to the Rescue Thumb/DVD. They complement each other.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 18,617
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    jps99 said:
    ...If your HD fails then the main screen "RESTORE" is worthless.
    Please tell me why I would ever want to use the Main Screen RESTORE?
    A dead HD is not the only disaster, you could have had a malware infection and want to restore a known clean image. Or you may just have tried to make some system changes and made a mess of it. There are many reasons you might want to do a restore besides a disk failure.
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  4. Posts : 89
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Thanks guys.
    All makes sense now.
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 15,503
    Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Or you are updating your existing drive to a larger or faster drive. You restore your backup image to your new, improved drive. And, it is just plain easier to code the RESTORE menu into any running instance of Macrium Reflect rather than checking to see if it was booted from a rescue drive or not. Although, they did actually do that with the utility to Fix Windows boot problems - that is only available when booted into the rescue environment.
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  6. Posts : 89
    windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hi Navylcdr,
    No I am backing up to a 400G slim external drive.
    So far no disasters to test with.
    Thanks
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